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assignment quiz 3
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Why is horseshoe crab blood blue?
during bacterial inception ____ found within the horseshoe crab will release____.
Prior to using horseshoe crab blood, what was the commonly used assay to test for pyrogens in injectable medications?
Injecting the medications into live rabbits to see if it caused a fever.
Which company is developing a synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood?
How much blood from the horseshoe crab is drained during the extraction process?
What happens to the horseshoe crab after they are bled?
they are returned to their habitat
The method of detecting contaminated medical samples using the blood of horsehoe crabs is called the LAL test. What does LAL stand for?
Limulus amebocyte lysate
A critical step in manufacturing synthetic horseshoe crab blood was the cloning of the gene which encodes for which protein?
Factor C protein
According to the fisherman in this episode. How long have horseshoe crabs been in existence?
400 million years
e SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is tested using the LAL assay.
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